Etruria Industrial Museum, Lower Bedford Street, Etruria.

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Date:1960 - 1970 (c.)

Description:The Etruscan Mill was built in 1857 alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal. The Mill's purpose was to grind materials for the agricultural and pottery industries, such as cattle bone and flint. Bone meal was used by farmers as a fertiliser. Ground, burnt bone is added to Cornish stone and china clay at the pottery factory to make bone china.
The Mill only ceased production in 1972 with the process and machinery virtually unchanged.
In 1975 the Mill was scheduled as an Ancient Monument. It is situated at the junction of the Trent and Mersey and Caldon canals.
The Museum is open to the public for a small admission fee. Please check with the Museum for opening times and prices.

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Source: The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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